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Taking a Broader View of Cats in the Community

NACA feral cat policy moves toward management

NACA feral cat policy moves toward management

NACA president Mark Kumpf says the organization’s updated cat management policy addresses the needs of today’s animal care agencies and officers. SUZANNE COLEMAN/MONTGOMERY COUNTY ANIMAL RESOURCE CENTER
When it comes to cat management, the National Animal Control Association (NACA) believes the times are a-changin’.

A 2002 NACA policy statement, under the heading “Feral Cats,” stated that animal control officers “should be empowered to remove all feral and unwanted cats from the community.”

But NACA president Mark Kumpf, who also serves as director of the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center in Ohio, says communities are seeking alternatives to traditional trapping. With that in mind, the NACA board of directors voted Feb. 11 to revise its policy toward feral cats.

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